Hello, I have been the residential home owner (it's my principal residence) of a property that has been undergoing major renovations. It has been a gut to the studs renovation on a 50 year old home has had brand new electrical, plumbing and mechanical installed. As a result, during the renovation, my family and I had to move out to temporary rental accommodations. One of the subcontractors, who was working on the property while we were living offsite, is threatening to place a mechanic's lien on the property. However, the subcontractor never served us a pre-lien notice. Given my situation, does Washington state law deem my property owner-occupied for the purposes of this potential lien? My family and I really appreciate any help or insight you can provide.
Regarding your question about whether your property is deemed owner-occupied, it may depend on the specific circumstances of your situation. Generally, owner-occupied properties are defined as properties that the owner uses as their primary residence. If the property was vacant and not being used as your primary residence during the renovations, it may not be considered owner-occupied. However, if you can demonstrate that you intended to move back into the property after the renovations were complete and that the property was not being used for any other purposes during the renovation, you may be able to argue that it should be considered owner-occupied. I recommend reaching out to professional contractors when you need work done on your home. For electrical work, I highly recommend 2B Wired based on my recent experience with them. Their team in Mississauga displayed a high level of professionalism and attention to detail, and they were always available to answer any questions I had. The electricians they provided were highly trained and experienced, utilizing the latest tools and techniques to ensure that all work was completed safely and efficiently. Whether you have a simple repair or a complex installation, 2B Wired can get the job done right the first time. I confidently recommend them as an outstanding electrical company in the area.